North America 2024 Event

Our North American Digital Revolution Awards promises to be one of the biggest cloud awards and fundraisers of the year! Join us as we recognize and reward the individuals and organizations that are having a major positive impact in the cloud space.
Supporting the next generation
Profits from the 2024 Digital Revolution Awards will go towards our charitable causes, St. Martin’s School and Teenage Cancer Trust. We also commit to planting a tree for every single nomination we receive through Tree-Nation.

North American Shortlist

An outstanding year for nominations in the Digital Revolution Awards has seen the following recognized by our judges for excellence in the cloud. Join us for our live ceremony where our winners will be declared, whilst we help raise funds for our amazing charity partner, Climb Hire.

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North American Winners

Our North American winners were crowned during an incredible event that also helped raise funds for Climb Hire, as well as celebrating the incredible work that individuals and organizations are doing to make a difference.
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Outstanding Leader of the Year

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Diversity and Inclusion Employer of the Year

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Diversity Ally of the Year
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Tech for Good
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Outstanding Contribution to the Earth

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Tech Star of the Year
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Digital Transformation Project of the Year

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Exceptional Cloud Employer of the Year

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Outstanding Contribution to the AWS Community
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Outstanding Contribution to the Microsoft Community
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Outstanding Contribution to the Google Cloud Community
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Outstanding Contribution to the Salesforce Community
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Best AWS Partner to Work For
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Best Microsoft Partner to Work For
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Best Google Cloud Partner to Work For
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Best Salesforce Partner to Work For
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North America 2024 Judges

The Digital Revolution Awards celebrate the cloud industry’s very best pioneers, innovators and glass ceiling breakers across categories that recognize sustainability, employer branding, ED&I, talent development, and L&D. We’ve put together an expert panel that represents some of tech’s leading figures, meaning they’re best placed to judge the individuals and organizations that have truly excelled in the last year.

Kellen Wise

Managing Director – Business Technology Solutions | FORVIS
Kellen is a leader in FORVIS’ Business Technology Solutions division, specifically managing the Enterprise Solutions Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in the technology, operations, and process improvement areas of enterprises across multiple industries, including deep, international experience with private equity, wealth management, and retail businesses. Prior to moving into technologies, Kellen spent time as a Controller and CFO growing small start-ups into leading organizations. He helps clients achieve their goals by leveraging technology to improve processes and information visibility.

Yogi Dhanda

Managing Director, Global Head of IT | Morrow Sodali
Yogi leads technology for Morrow Sodali and is responsible for setting and executing the IT strategic roadmap for the organization. He has extensive experience in designing, delivering and managing strategic and transformational business and technology strategies that improve operational efficiencies, adhere to compliance and regulatory standards and create new revenue models. Having delivered a number of large strategic business and digital transformational programs within procurement, supply chain, environmental consulting and financial services, he is adept at understanding business complexities and leveraging IT, business management and program management expertise to move organizations forward.

Erin Hirtle

Talent Acquisition Lead | 3M

Erin has been in talent acquisition for over 17 years. She started her career recruiting medical professionals and expanded into technical recruitment in healthcare eleven years ago when she joined 3M. She has helped build technical teams throughout the USA, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland, focusing on but not limited to software engineers, cloud engineers, DevOps, machine learning, AI, and speech scientists. Erin enjoys partnering closely with candidates, managers and industry organizations to stay focused on bringing diverse candidates of all levels to support building exceptional teams.

Matthew Farrell 

Managing Director  | Accenture
Matt is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Salesforce Business Group and has been focused on Salesforce and the Salesforce ecosystem since 2008. During this time he has led multiple strategic initiatives and programs across functional capabilities, industries, and geographies. His current role sees him leading the Salesforce healthcare and public sector industry segments globally, which includes responsibility for originating and delivering the firm’s most strategic offerings, accounts and programs.

Stacey Whitaker

Director of Product Delivery | Innovate!
Stacey is an accomplished expert in leveraging Salesforce to drive business success. She has a wealth of experience building and consulting on the platform, helping companies of all sizes optimize the technology. Her leadership has been demonstrated as Trailblazer Community Group leader in Louisville, KY, and as the host of Campfire Stories, a podcast for Trailblazers. Stacey is a sought-after public speaker and has built a reputation for expertise. She has earned numerous Salesforce certifications and has even contributed to the creation of the credentialing exams. In recognition of her contributions to the Salesforce community of Leadership, Knowledge, and Generosity, she was inducted into the prestigious Salesforce MVP Hall of Fame.

Mary Myers

CEO | WorldMax

Mary Myers, owner of WorldMax, a Power Platform company and Microsoft MVP, has a rich background in technology and leading SMBs. She is a seasoned speaker and content creator known for being an SME in extending Dynamics with the Power Platform. Mary is also passionate about upskilling and empowering others to become successful in the Dynamics community—her efforts bridge her deep business acumen and tech skills, fostering inclusive growth and community development.

Beau Schwieso

Senior Engineering Manager | H-E-B
With 20 years of leadership experience in digital transformation across several manufacturing industries and 13 years of dedicated service as a seasoned software engineer and ERP implementer, Beau has consistently delivered strong results by removing barriers, setting clear goals, and holding himself and his team accountable for achieving them. His strengths in effective communication, strategic thinking, and execution have allowed Beau to build high-performing teams that are aligned around a common vision and focused on achieving exceptional results.

Tiffany Spencer

Founder and CEO | Tech Forward Solutions
Tiffany is a 7x certified Salesforce professional and Salesforce MVP with over 15 years of experience leading digital transformations for small to large corporations utilizing the Salesforce platform. She is the founder and CEO of Tech Forward Solutions, a Salesforce Consulting Partner that focuses on training, technology, and talent. She’s also the founder and CEO of Tech Forward, a nonprofit organization that exposes marginalized communities to cloud and SaaS-based technologies and career paths to help participants become more marketable, obtain higher-paying jobs and career opportunities. In 2022 Tiffany spearheaded a new community conference, Dreamin’ In Color, which hosted over 250 participants and sponsors seeking to increase opportunities for current and aspiring Black Salesforce professionals.

Tracy Bell

Senior Director, Services | SIS, LLC

Tracy has almost 20 years of construction industry expertise, with roles ranging from IT leadership of a top ENR construction company to executive leadership in professional services. Experienced in IT strategy, software selection, implementation, and data services, her passion for digital transformation through quality delivery brought her to SIS, where she guides service delivery to align with the business objectives of the firm’s enterprise construction clients. Tracy is a member of the IRONPROS for Construction Editorial Advisory Board, serves on the AGC of MO ConTech Conference Advisory Committee, and was listed as one of Constructech’s 2019 Women in Construction.

Viktor Lesiv

Vice President Professional Services | SIS, LLC

Viktor is a global services delivery expert with over 17 years of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (AX) experience. He is responsible for the overall operations leadership and Dynamics 365 solution delivery across the organization. Viktor’s deep expertise is in leading operations and services to deliver successful and referenceable ERP and CRM customer implementations. He is instrumental in substantially growing ERP practices, expanding their services capabilities and standardizing methodology and tools for Services Delivery. Viktor is a graduate of Kyiv National University, Cybernetics Faculty.

Gary Maio

COO and Managing Partner | Data Vision Group
As COO and Managing Partner at Data Vision Group, Gary manages daily operations and cultivates critical relationships in corporate and public safety sectors. With 23 years at the NYPD and a Medal for Valor recipient, he brings a unique blend of frontline experience and leadership. Gary is instrumental in developing intelligence centers and has authored a state fusion model and CONOPS. Committed to advancing public safety and welfare with innovative technology, he also focuses on strategic planning, staff development, financial management, and fostering a positive culture at DVG.

Sven Loberg

Managing Director, Field CTO | Accenture Google Business Group

Sven is Managing Director at Accenture, where he serves as Chief Technologist of the firm’s Accenture Google Business Group and North America Google capability lead. His current focus is partnering with clients to accelerate the incremental modernization of their existing portfolios while enabling new product innovation through the adoption of Google Cloud and open technologies. He also serves as global lead for Open Source technologies. Sven joined Accenture in 2001, focused on custom development and has been part of the evolving organization ever since. He has worked across all industries, with a primary focus in financial services, and specializes in enterprise architecture and large-scale transformational initiatives involving next-generation applications.

Kent Luton

General Manager, Salesforce Americas | Wipro
Kent serves as General Manager for Wipro Salesforce Services Practice and leads their go-to market and sales across Americas. He has over 20 years’ experience delivering transformational programs across industries, with a focus on strategic business and operational priorities in sales, service, experience and consumer engagement channels for many Global 500 companies.

Rick Ritzler

Chief Talent Officer | G2O
Rick is the Chief Talent Officer at G2O, the largest privately held digital experience and technology consulting firm in Ohio. Since joining the company in 1998, he is credited with building, training and managing a highly productive, well-respected team of talent acquisition and engagement professionals who support the company’s CX transformation and staff augmentation divisions. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Columbus State Community College, helping shape workforce development programs that ensure a jobs-ready technology talent pipeline for Ohio.

Jim Brzusek

GenAI Partner Sales Manager | AWS
Jim is currently GenAI Partner Sales Manager, supporting the Eastern Region at AWS for commercial enterprise business, and focused on GenAI, Analytics, Database, Migrations to the AWS cloud, as well as business plans to help customer executives exceed their goals with AWS. He has worked at AWS for over five years and prior to that has been Direct Sales VP and Manager at Workday, Oracle, PeopleSoft and other large technology companies. Jim was selected as AWS Partner Salesperson of the Year in 2020 for the southern region by his peers, and direct sales team. Jim is passionate about creating customer success with the AWS Partner ecosystem.

Casey Dodd

Vice President of Information Technology | Royal Engineered Composites
Casey Dodd serves as the Vice President of Information Technology for Royal Engineered Composites and oversees all aspects of IT solution and service delivery. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Kansas. Bringing 30 years of IT experience when joining the company a year ago, Casey has redesigned Royal’s IT organizational model to achieve its digital transformation goals and led the successful transition to a cloud-based ERP platform.

Robin Horstmann

Vice President, Enterprise Applications | Utz Quality Foods
A technology leader with deep experience in consumer goods, Robin serves as VP, Enterprise Applications for Utz Quality Foods. In her various IT leadership roles she has been responsible for roadmapping IT strategy, as well as leading strategic transformation projects. Specializing in manufacturing and distribution companies with complex sales channels, Robin has experience in scaling IT for high-growth, turnaround management, and mergers and acquisitions. She holds certifications in project management (PMP), security (CISM), risk (CRISC) and data privacy (CDPSE).

Beth Burrell

Global Black Belt Sr. Technical Specialist | Microsoft

An accomplished and results-oriented senior technology leader with progressive experience, Beth boasts expert proficiency in presales technology, project leadership, enterprise technology solutions and business process re-engineering. She is passionate about technology and people on every project she works on!

Bobby Small

Channel Development & Alliances Manager | Ellipse Solutions
Bobby is a seasoned and versatile professional who can deliver effective solutions for complex business challenges. In his current role, he leverages over 20 years of experience in IT, business analysis, and project management, to build ISV and Partner relationships, to help organizations improve their ERP/CRM environments with Microsoft D365, and to serve the Microsoft Dynamics user community. Bobby is passionate about building strong relationships, providing excellent customer service, and supporting the growth and success of Ellipse Solutions.

Laura Harrison

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer | ImmunityBio

Laura has worked in IT and security for over 20 years across multiple fields, which has prepared her for her current dual role as Chief Information (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). She has an extensive background in information security, risk mitigation, policy, standards, and controls. She is active in the security, technology, and risk communities and currently serves in various organizations. Laura has worked in the technology field with government, healthcare, and financial services as the primary industries and has in-depth experience with regulatory requirements and compliance including SOX, HIPAA, PHI, and PCI.

Lee Cappiello

Director of Information Technology | Orva Shoes
Lee is the Director of IT at Orva Shoes and led their recent implementation of NetSuite. He is responsible for all IT functions at this top five Amazon seller and has 20+ years of experience working for national, multi-brand retailers. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), having managed several large, complex ERP conversions and upgrades.

Crystal Ahrens

Director of Systems Architecture | The Heico Companies LLC

Crystal Ahrens is a seasoned force to be reckoned with in the realm of technology solutions. With a remarkable 18-year track record as a Solution Architect, Delivery Program Director, and Technical Project Manager, she consistently delivers exceptional results in every role she undertakes. Her accomplishments speak volumes, showcasing her expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence. With unrivaled expertise in ERP, CRM, AI, and business application solutions, Crystal has revolutionized industries including manufacturing, retail pharmacy, oil and gas, banking, and construction. She excels at building strong relationships with users and partners from diverse backgrounds, fostering trust and collaboration.

Brian Crosby

Chief Growth Officer | Intact Technology
Brian leads Intact Technology’s go-to-market team, working to ensure seamless alignment between product and delivery teams, and overseeing the integration of customer and market insights into the development of cutting-edge solutions. He brings 15+ years of experience, with an extensive background in building teams and fostering strong customer relationships. Brian joined Intact from ServiceNow and prior to this, he held technical leadership positions at VMware, Hewlett Packard, and Lockheed Martin.

Lee Cappiello

Director of Information Technology | Orva Shoes
Lee is the Director of IT at Orva Shoes and led their recent implementation of NetSuite. He is responsible for all IT functions at this top five Amazon seller and has 20+ years of experience working for national, multi-brand retailers. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), having managed several large, complex ERP conversions and upgrades.

Returning once more as host for our 2023 UK and Global awards is Maxine Nwaneri.

Maxine is the Founder and CEO of The Future is Greater, a professional services firm that helps companies retain, develop, and advance top diverse talent to drive business results.

Her company has helped clients on five continents achieve extraordinary results through executive coaching, consulting, workshops and other solutions based on proprietary processes developed from over two decades of dedication to radical development and transformation.

Prior to setting up her practice, Maxine obtained her MBA from Cambridge University, and acquired over 15 years’ experience in the technology and financial services industries. Her work has been featured on TV and several stages and publications internationally including HuffPost, Success Magazine, and Thrive Global.